Glenfiddich Whisky Makes £25,200 at Bonhams

A bottle of Glenfiddich has been sold for £25,200, at Bonhams Whisky sale in Edinburgh making it one of the most expensive bottles of whisky ever sold at auction. (The world record of £29,400 was paid in 2007 for a 19th century bottle of Bowmore).

The whisky is described as having a bouquet of “newly dug peat, burnt leather, old books, leather and oak” and the taste of treacle toffee, crème brûlée and toasted almonds.”

A 70cl single malt distilled in 1937, it is one of only 61 bottles produced and was part of a batch of 10 bottles released in 2001. It was estimated at £15,000 – 20,000.

Bonhams Whisky specialist, Martin Green, said, “The moment I saw it I knew we had something special and I’m delighted that it reached such a high price. Even in these difficult economic times very high quality items will still excite a lot of interest and this was a truly exceptional opportunity to acquire an exceptional bottle.”

The sale made over £160,000 with 95% sold by value.